Punjab GK Questions

1. Muhammad Ghori conquered Punjab and Lahore during which of the following period?

[A] 1279–1286 CE
[B] 1079–1086 CE
[C] 1179–1186 CE
[D] None of the above

C [1179–1186 CE]

Notes:

After facing defeat at the battle of Kayadara, Muhammad Ghori realized the importance of a permanent base in Punjab. He thus launched a campaign against the Ghaznavid possessions in Punjab and conquered Punjab and Lahore during 1179–1186 CE.

2. Which of the following attempted to control the sovereign power of Punjab?

1) Abdus Samad Khan

2) Zakariya Khan

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 & 2

C [Both 1 & 2]

Notes:

When Sikh groups started consolidating themselves as a political force, these activities raised the alarm for the Mughal governors of the Lahore subah. Abdus Samad Khan and Zakariya Khan attempted to control the sovereign power of Punjab.

3. East India Company annexed Punjab in which of the following years?

[A] 1840
[B] 1845
[C] 1849
[D] 1853

C [1849]

Notes:

In the early 19th century much of the North West Frontier was occupied by Ranjit Singh and then taken over by the East India Company when it annexed the Punjab in 1849.

4. Which of the following places were ceded to Ahmad Shah Abdali?

1) Punjab

2) Multan

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 & 2

C [Both 1 & 2]

Notes:

Ahmad Shah Abdali ruled the Mughal empire from 1748 CE to 1757 CE. Ahmad Shah Abdali invaded Delhi many times, and the result of which Punjab along with Multan was ceded to him.

5. Which of the following statements are correct with respect to the decline of Mughal empire?

1. As the central administration became fragile, the outlying provinces began to proclaim their independence.

2. Except for the Punjab, independent kingdoms emerged in almost every other region in the middle of the eighteenth century.

3. In Bengal, power passed into the hands of Murshid Quli Khan and Alivardi Khan.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

D [1, 2 & 3]

Notes:

As the central administration of the Mughal empire became fragile, the outlying provinces began to proclaim their independence. Except for the Punjab, independent kingdoms emerged in almost every other region in the middle of the eighteenth century. In Bengal, power passed into the hands of Murshid Quli Khan and Alivardi Khan.

6. Which of the following statements is correct regarding the semi-arid zone?

1) It covers the northern portion of Gujarat, Rajasthan, western Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Punjab.

2) The topography is broken up by hill spurs and sand dunes.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 & 2

C [Both 1 & 2]

Notes:

The semi-arid zone covers the northern portion of Gujarat, Rajasthan (excluding Aravallis), western Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Punjab. The Topography of the semi-arid zone is broken up by sand dunes and hill spurs.

7. Which of the following statements are correct about Indus River Dolphin?

1. Its IUCN status is endangered.

2. Its scientific name is “Platanista minor”.

3. They are found in Indus River in Pakistan and the River Beas, in Punjab, India.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

D [1, 2 & 3]

Notes:

Indus River Dolphin’s IUCN status is endangered. Its scientific name is “Platanista minor”. They are found in Indus River in Pakistan and the River Beas, in Punjab, India.

8. Which style of Kabaddi is known as “Punjabi Kabaddi”?

[A] Standard style of kabaddi
[B] Square style of kabaddi
[C] Rectangle style of kabaddi
[D] Circle style of kabaddi

D [Circle style of kabaddi]

Notes:

The Circle style of kabaddi is known as “Punjabi Kabaddi”. Punjabi kabaddi, also called circle style kabaddi, is a contact sport that originated in the Punjab region, in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. There are a number of traditional Punjabi kabaddi styles traditionally played in the Punjab region. Like standard kabaddi, circle style kabaddi is played at state and international levels, through various governing bodies such as Kabaddi World Cup (Circle style).

9. In which state/UT, the headquarters of Punjab National Bank (PNB) are situated ?

[A] Delhi
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Uttarakhand
[D] Punjab

A [Delhi]

Notes:

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) is a public sector bank which was founded in 1894. It is the second largest public sector bank in India. It is headquartered at New Delhi.

10. RBI has approved which institution to takeover Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank?

[A] Centrum Financial Services
[B] Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
[C] DHFL Limited
[D] Bandhan Bank

A [Centrum Financial Services]

Notes:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted in-principle approval consortium of Centrum Financial Services and fintech startup BharatPe, to takeover Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank.

In September 2019, RBI capped cash withdrawals and launched an investigation into its accounting lapses. Centrum Financial Services is a subsidiary of the listed entity Centrum Capital. Resilient Innovations Ltd, which operates BharatPe, will be an equal partner in the small finance bank.

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